McCluer South-Berkley HS football team returns to practice in Ferguson, Missouri

by Jeff Fisher

As the unrest continues in Ferguson, Missouri over the tragic shooting death of Michael Brown, the McCluer South-Berkley High School (formerly Ferguson High School) continues to be closed.  As we all know, sometimes sports can bring communities together during tough times.  With that as the back-drop, the McCluer South-Berkley football coach went to school officials asking for permission to return to the practice field.

That request was granted earlier this week even though the team can’t practice at the high school that is closed.  Above you can watch a CBS This Morning story about the Bulldogs, who are hoping that their football game Saturday against Cleveland NJROTC will be played as scheduled.  Officials moved they game to an 11 AM start.

Last year, McCluer South-Berkley finished 10-2, advancing to the Missouri Class 3 state quarterfinals.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.